PUSLINCH – Sounds of laughter and mooing filled the arena at JohnMel Stables during the introductory cattle sorting clinic here on March 26.
Equine assisted learning helps people feel ‘stable’
ROCKWOOD – At the end of each session she was smiling, and months later she’s still benefitting.
Retired Fergus pilot publishes memoir Born Fearless
FERGUS – “I’ve had an extremely interesting life, and I survived it,” said Peter Gendron.
UGDSB and WCDSB come together for Special Olympics
GUELPH – Special Olympics offer an “opportunity for students of all abilities to be celebrated for who they are and recognized for all they can do,” said special education resource teacher Nicole Hearn.
Mount Forest kickboxing club ‘made some noise’ at Nationals
MOUNT FOREST – When 14 athletes from Rise Combat and Fitness here competed at the Canadian Kickboxing Nationals in Niagara Falls recently, 13 of them won gold, silver or bronze, said coach David Reeves.
Riverfest Elora announces lineup for this summer’s festival
ELORA – Riverfest Elora brings about 5,000 people to Bissell Park here every summer. This year it’s from Aug. 18 to 20 and will feature headliners The Reklaws on Friday, Metric on Saturday, and Feist on Sunday.
Portage celebrates 50 years with community lunch and learn
ELORA – Portage is a non-profit organization that has supported tens of thousands of people with addiction services since 1973. The Elora location opened in 1985. It offers residential, voluntary addiction rehabilitation, free of charge, to youth from across Ontario.
Eden Mills community comes together for history day
EDEN MILLS – About a hundred people of all ages filled the community hall here on April 16 to explore local history.
Celebrating Earth Day in Erin this weekend
ERIN – Earth Day will be celebrated at the Legion here on April 22, with a garbage clean up, volunteer barbecue, and community event with special guests including a pony, mermaid, and a local choir.
Young Erin skater places fifth at provincial championships
ERIN – “It felt like I was in another world,” Ella Stamenkovic said of her championship skate.
Drayton ball diamonds upgraded with aid of Ontario Trillium Foundation
DRAYTON – There’s LED lighting, upgraded bleachers, new surfacing, and updates to bathrooms and a concession building at the Drayton ball diamonds.
Noah DiNola to fight in Kazakhstan with Canadian jiu jitsu team
ERIN – Grade 9 student Noah DiNola will be representing Canada at the Jiu Jitsu World Championships in Kazakhstan this summer.
Guelph/Eramosa planning major changes to development charges
BRUCEDALE – It appears development charges for urban residential buildings in Rockwood are set to decrease, while almost all other charges throughout Guelph/Eramosa will rise.
Council discusses mayor’s new role, sale of road allowances, office hours/policies
BRUCEDALE – The Guelph/Eramosa Township council meeting on April 3 began with councillor Corey Woods congratulating Mayor Chris White on his recent election to chair of Conservation Ontario.
Two UGDSB classrooms closing; EQAO testing moves online
GUELPH – Two Upper Grand District School Board (UGDSB) special education classrooms in Wellington County are closing.